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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What kind of life do the Tsar's children lead?
(a) Spartan.
(b) Poverty-stricken.
(c) Average.
(d) Luxurious.

2. Which European ruler is the blood cousin of Tsar Nicholas II?
(a) Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands.
(b) Queen Victoria of England.
(c) President Emile Loubet of France.
(d) Kaiser William II of Germany.

3. Where do the girls live?
(a) Above their father's bedroom at Tsarskoe Selo.
(b) Above their mother's bedroom at Livadia.
(c) Above their mother's bedroom at Tsarskoe Selo.
(d) Above their father's bedroom at Livadia.

4. When the Duma arrives for the tercentenary celebration and finds Rasputin sitting in one of their chairs, what does the president of the Duma do?
(a) He physically removes Rasputin.
(b) He walks out of the celebration and refuses to participate.
(c) He gives up his seat to Rasputin.
(d) He physically attacks Rasputin and tries to kill him.

5. Why do the older two daughters not make their public debut in 1914?
(a) Alexis' hemophilia.
(b) The Bolshevik Revolution.
(c) World War I.
(d) Queen Victoria's death.

6. In 1913, Russia celebrates its tercentenary. How many years is a tercentenary?
(a) 150.
(b) 400.
(c) 300.
(d) 200.

7. The Queen is known to carry the gene for hemophilia. How many of her daughters also carry the gene?
(a) Three.
(b) Two.
(c) One.
(d) Four.

8. How does Prime Minister Kokovtsov, who replaces Stolypin after his assassination, come to be replaced by Rasputin's ally, Goremykin?
(a) Kokovtsov steps down voluntarily.
(b) Rasputin pressures Nicholas to remove Kokovtsov.
(c) A revolutionary assassinates Kokovtsov.
(d) Kokovtsov dies in office of a massive heart attack.

9. What Russian city is the hometown of Vladimir Lenin?
(a) Kiev.
(b) St. Petersburg.
(c) Simbirsk.
(d) Moscow.

10. What German author's writings influence Lenin?
(a) Friederich Nietzsche.
(b) Heinrich Heine.
(c) Karl Marx.
(d) Adolf Hitler.

11. What does Rasputin do when Stolypin banishes him?
(a) He goes on a trip to the United States.
(b) He goes on a trip to Japan.
(c) He goes on a trip to Jerusalem.
(d) He goes on a trip to Palestine.

12. With what medical condition is Alexis diagnosed at six weeks of age?
(a) Cleft palate.
(b) Epilepsy.
(c) Polio.
(d) Hemophilia.

13. What type of economy does Russia have in 1906, when Peter Stolypin becomes prime minister of Russia?
(a) Industrial.
(b) Service.
(c) Seafaring.
(d) Agricultural.

14. What is the name of the royal yacht?
(a) The Crimea.
(b) The Simbirsk.
(c) The Queen Mary.
(d) The Standart.

15. In which member of the European royal family does the hemophilia gene first appear as a spontaneous mutation?
(a) Marie Antoinette of France.
(b) Queen Victoria of England.
(c) Queen Elizabeth I of England.
(d) Queen Isabella of Spain.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Rasputin believe about sin?

2. Why does Russia negotiate a ninety-nine-year lease with China on Port Arthur?

3. Rasputin's influence over the Romanovs causes a rift between __________ and __________.

4. With whom do the girls go to St. Petersburg on Sundays?

5. In what language does Nicholas want all business conducted?

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